Radiometrix Intros Fast-Switching, Long Range, Wireless Link for Industrial & Commercial
July 30, 2012 Press Release
Usable range of over 5km
Leading low power radio manufacturer Radiometrix Ltd has launched the new
WFX2 radio Transceiver module. Ideally suited to industrial applications requiring long range and
high-reliability, the WFX2 offers fast switching together with +27 dBm (500 mW) RF power output and ETSI
Category 1 (Class 1) receiver performance. The WFX2 is available for operation in the 500 mW 458.5-459.5 MHz
license-free Industrial/ Commercial Telemetry and Telecommand, Medical and Biological Applications band in the UK
This new 256-channel module features an exceptional RX-to-TX switching time (5 ms), has a
receive sensitivity of -118 dBm and can achieve a usable range of over 5km over open ground. The feature rich
interface offers analogue RSSI and both logic level and analogue baseband inputs and outputs. A 4-way internal
channel select switch is standard. The compact WFX2 (85 x 55 x 13 mm) requires a regulated +5V DC power supply and
is re-programmable via microcontroller UART interface, drawing 35mA in receive and under 400mA in transmit.
versions of the product are available; the standard 458 MHz module offers data rates of up to 5 kbps, the
WFX2-458-G variant to be used with external 9600 baud GMSK Modem and a dedicated modem version, the WFZ2 has an
internal M48 modem. A 12.5 kHz narrowband version is also available.
The WFX2 is ideally suited to
industrial applications including on-site paging, telecommand tasks, machine control, fast, long range data modems
and robotic/ mechatronic control functions. This module is the latest addition to the exciting new range of High
Power transceivers from Radiometrix which includes the SHX1-169-5 Transceiver on VHF frequencies and the
FPX3-869-10, available on the pan-European 869.4-869.65 MHz band. The module can be evaluated easily using the
Narrow Band Evaluation Kit. Conforms to ETSI EN 300 220-2 Category 1 (radio) and EN 301 489-3 (EMC) standards and
available on custom UHF frequencies.
Established in 1985 and
headquartered in London, Radiometrix is recognised as a leading global developer of narrow and wide band radio
communication modules. Our diverse product range is suitable for a variety of licensed and licence-exempt ISM/SRD
wireless applications, and is available worldwide through our global sales and distribution network.